Kotka facts for kids
Location of Kotka in Finland
|• Total||949.75 km2 (366.70 sq mi)|
|• Land||271.3 km2 (104.7 sq mi)|
|• Water||678.45 km2 (261.95 sq mi)|
|Area rank||116th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||15th largest in Finland|
|• Density||202.17/km2 (523.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
The city centre of Kotka is located at Kotkansaari island. The municipality officially speaks Finnish.
The Port of Kotka is a major Finnish sea port that serves both the foreign trade of Finland and Russia.
Kotka region was one of the first heavily industrialized regions of Finland. Paper and pulp mills of Kotkamills and Stora Enso still remain important employers. In the last decades several factories have undergone restructuring which has led to an increasing unemployment. Since the 1980s the population of Kotka has been slowly decreasing, mostly due to domestic migration to Helsinki region.
The local football team is KTP. Founded in 1927, KTP has long, and successful football history. Currently the club plays in the Finnish second league Ykkönen.
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